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  1. [ubuntu] Gstreamer failing to play some mp3s playable by mpg123 and mplayer.

    I have a strange new problem (I think) in Ubuntu 13.10. For several mp3s I have been using for many years, they no longer play in clementine (using gstreamer). However, they play perfectly fine in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Resolved as per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/1169694

    Removing evolution-indicator seems to have fixed the error!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution 5188 Memory Error

    I am seeing this same error using Ubuntu 13.10 (standard) using Evolution 3.8.4. It's been crashing for months. I ran it with gdb finally (didn't know what to do until today), and it gives:


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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Well, I deleted the plugin entirely in all three locations. Evolution still crashes and requests to send a bug report, but no longer complains about nppdf.so. Still don't know if the bug report is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    I had a thought. Does Evolution use Firefox's backend to read HTML-formatted emails? That could explain why Evolution would show an error regarding use of a Firefox plugin. I don't see the same crash...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    $ lsmod|egrep "nvidia|nouveau"
    nvidia 8520590 65
    drm 242354 2 nvidia
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Fascinating, I never would have considered the graphics card to be an issue. Is there some reason that Evolution is particularly vulnerable to crashes based on video driver? I haven't seen similar...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Note: This bug still exists in Ubuntu 13.10.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Here are images of the two dialogs that come up. There is no further information after I click "Continue" and "Yes".

    http://s7.postimg.org/lbkeklhvd/Screenshot_from_2013_10_20_12_28_27.png
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    When the program crashes, it opens a dialog that asks if I want to send a bug report. I have sent one every time it crashed, which has been at least 30 times (it only reports one time until I do a...
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    [ubuntu] Evolution Crashing in 13.04

    Sorry if this note is a bit terse, it's been a very bad two weeks and this problem with evolution has been making an already very difficult week all the more irritating.

    I upgraded recently from...
  12. [ubuntu] Upgrade Application Compatibility Checker?

    When I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 and beyond, a bunch of applications which I have found no reasonable substitute for became incredibly buggy and nearly non-functional.

    In my case,...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Quantal Chat Notification Issues: Evolution and Pidgin

    Thanks!

    This is definitely a change within the last week or so. I noticed because it explicitly asked if I wanted to remove some chat related programs that were now no longer needed. I assume that...
  14. [ubuntu] Quantal Chat Notification Issues: Evolution and Pidgin

    I have been using Quantal for a few months now, and a recent update removed the entire chat notification system and replaced it with something called that just has a chat client called "Gwibber"...
  15. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.04 on amd64 unable to install eagle from repositories

    I am running an up-to-date version of Ubuntu 12.04 on amd64 and am totally unable to get eagle to install from the repositories. I don't need the most up-to-date version of eagle, I only have a...
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    Re: 10.04 - Customization issues

    Dear lord, thank you so much for this. I have been trying to remove this stupid button for almost a year! It's so irritating that when I try to click on the menu bar or the home button, I sometimes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mplayer vaapi, upto date howto?

    Sorry, I meant to say that I have a GMA 4500MHD. According to wikipedia, this chipset *does* support full AVC hardware decoding. Apologies for the confusion.
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    [ubuntu] Re: mplayer vaapi, upto date howto?

    Mine says the same thing. Perhaps I was overzealous in thinking it worked, but my x264 video decoding *did* go from very obviously chopping and skipping to smooth. Maybe something else changed (for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mplayer vaapi, upto date howto?

    FYI

    https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/cutting-edge-multimedia

    I used this repository, installed mplayer, and it works out of the box for playing with vaapi acceleration. I am using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio and Jackd working fine.

    I get that error if pulseaudio is not running when I try to load the modules.

    Try doing 'pulseaudio -D' before you load the modules. If that doesn't work, perhaps pulseaudio is frozen -- in which...
  21. [all variants] jackd, amarok/xine, and pulseaudio on Intrepid 8.10

    This post is an update to the work I and others did on Hardy Heron.

    First, I can verify that everything we did previously to make pulseaudio sink to jackd still works like a charm. Simply download...
  22. Re: Keys on keyboard stopped working a few days ago.

    Thanks, this fixed my issues as well.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio and Jackd working fine.

    On my setup, if jack crashes, I also have to restart pulseaudio. Perhaps with the dynamic module loading it can reload the jack output module instead of restarting? I'm afraid that while leepesjee's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio and Jackd working fine.

    Neat, thanks for the further information. Especially the pointer to BUM; is it deriving it's information from the rc. files, or is there yet another place for startup scripts? I was under the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio and Jackd working fine.

    Alright, I figured out how to make it start up automatically. Boy is it a stupid mess though.

    Apparently, GNOME automatically starts pulseaudio because you enable ESD Mixing in the Sound Control...
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